COVID-19 Update: This page has been modified due to the current coronavirus pandemic. Unless otherwise updated, the information remains in effect until the end of the state of emergency in the District of Columbia.
If a school determines it has not had sufficient contact with a student, the school will make specified efforts to reach the student and family. Click HERE for guidance on the specific processes DC Public Schools, DC Public Charter Schools and CFSA will undertake in response to concerns about students (ages 5 to 13) that result from their lack of contact with the school system.
For children ages 0-4 and youth ages 14-18 for whom there are contact concerns, the school will call the Child Protection Services Hotline at 202-671-7233.
Following the 10th school day of consistent outreach attempts, if schools are not successful in reaching a student (ages 5-13) or family, they will complete the revised CFSA Reporting Form. Click HERE for the form.
Two important notes about the reporting form:
• Any form that does not document a school’s full contact efforts will be denied by CFSA and sent back to the reporting school.
• This form is not for reporting concerns of abuse or neglect, including educational neglect.
All suspicions of abuse or neglect, for children of all ages, must be reported through the CFSA Hotline at 202-671-SAFE (7233).
For any questions about CFSA's role in student contact during this time, and/or the school reporting form, please contact Joseph Osiecki at 202-497-3536 or [email protected].
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